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This is a presentation by Chella Vaidyanathan on wikis, Flickr, and YouTube for the faculty/staff development workshops at the University of Miami.

This is a presentation by Chella Vaidyanathan on wikis, Flickr, and YouTube for the faculty/staff development workshops at the University of Miami.

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    • Using Wikis, Flickr, and YouTube for Research & Instruction Chella Vaidyanathan History, Political Science, U.S. Govt./International Docs. Librarian University of Miami Libraries Room no: 347K, Otto . Richter Library Education & Outreach Phone: 305-284-6027 E-mail: [email_address]
    • Wikis & Blogs: Differences
      • Wikis vs. Blogs
        • “ A set of web pages created and managed using wiki software.” – (Walt Crawford)
        • “ A web-based set of individual posts initially presented to readers in the reverse chronological order – that is the newest first” – (Walt Crawford)
        • Wikis are informative and collaborative whereas blogs are more personal
        • Defined by Walt Crawford from http://citesandinsights.info/v9i3a.pdf
    • Why are Wikis Useful?
      • Wikis
        • Easy to create and edit without HTML
        • Open source programs and basic versions are available for free
        • A great tool for collaboration
        • Content is informative
        • Excellent for discussing ideas
        • Share information/bibliographies – useful for research
        • Great for fostering class discussions and getting students interested in course content
    • Examples of Free Wikis and Course Pages
      • Examples of Free Wikis and Course/Class Pages
        • Wetpaint – www.wetpaint.com
        • Pbwiki – www.pbwiki.com
        • WikiMatrix – http://www.wikimatrix.org/
        • Wikidot.com – http://www.wikidot.com/learnmore:education
        • Brown University HIST2950 – https://wiki.brown.edu/confluence/display/fall08hist2950s01/Home
        • Ohio State University Hunter Gatherer Societies – http://foragers.wikidot.com/
    • Flickr & YouTube: Instructional Uses
      • Flickr &YouTube for Instruction
        • Flickr is an image hosting and sharing site – people can upload, share, and view images
        • YouTube is a popular video sharing network –people upload, share, and view video clips
        • Great for Visual Learners – very appealing visually
        • “ A picture (or a video clip) is worth more than a thousand words”
        • Helps students comprehend the concepts/ events/historical/political incidents easily
    • Flickr & YouTube: Instructional Uses (Continued)
      • Flickr &YouTube for Instruction
        • Students are likely to remember photos and video clips and associate them with theories/concepts that they learned in class
        • Easy to create an account and choose sets of images/photos and small video clips to show in class during lectures
        • Excellent for generating in-class group discussions
        • Flickr – www.flickr.com
        • YouTube – www.youtube.com
    • Flickr & YouTube: Instructional Uses (Continued)
      • Flickr &YouTube for Instruction
        • Flickr & Creative Commons License – http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/
        • Creative Commons License – http://creativecommons.org/about/
        • Flickr Commons – http://www.flickr.com/commons?PHPSESSID=ea7b4da468f5935f24b65f41dbfc356f
        • YouTube is working with partners – using Creative Commons License
    • Flickr & YouTube: Instructional Uses (Continued)
      • Flickr &YouTube for Instruction - Examples
        • Degas’ Ballerinas – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhAdJdHkiZw&feature=related
        • Street Food, History and Politics in Jerusalem (Street Food from AlJazeera) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ6zfYE2Pq4&feature=PlayList&p=3FE5D45DFC9BDCB8&index=28